In the summer months, storms can crop up with little notice. Residents should be prepared at all times and consider the following actions in case these potentially dangerous storms threaten:

If Storms Approach

  •  Most mobile/manufactured homes are not built to withstand hurricane-force winds. Residents of these homes should relocate to safer structures if an evacuation order is issued.
  • Secure lawn furniture and other outside objects that could become projectiles in high winds.
  • Listen carefully for safety instructions from local officials. Monitor a NOAA weather radio.

During Storms

  • Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and doors.
  • Listen to a battery-powered radio for storm updates.
  • Have flashlights/batteries handy and avoid open flames and candles.
  • If power is lost, turn off major appliances to reduce damage when power is restored.

After Storms

  • Stay away from downed or dangling lines.
  • Beware of weakened tree limbs.
  • Open windows and doors to ventilate your house.
  • Use your phone only in emergencies.
  • Do not drive into water of unknown depth.
  • Restrict children from playing in flooded areas.
  • Stay away from downed power lines.
  • Do not use fresh food that has come in contact with flood waters.
  • Pump out wells and have the water tested before drinking.